2015/16 Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board Members are prominent business professionals with a passion for and commitment to the Toowoomba Business Community. They provide their time, energy and expertise to the Chamber in a completely voluntary capacity.

Joy Mingay, President

As the owner and operator of Classic Recruitment and Human Resources in Toowoomba, Joy brings more than 25 years of experience in recruitment to the business. With a deep understanding of employment from the ground up, she proudly specialises in recruitment and human resource management for small business. Joy is passionate about her community and opportunities for its growth across many sectors. Joy was awarded the Zonta Woman of the Year (2014).  


David Coote - Vice President

Born in Dublin, Ireland David moved to Australia and settled in Brisbane.

David began his career with The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) in 2001, and has held several leadership roles in Retail Banking and Business Banking. David moved to Toowoomba in July 2014 to lead the CBA’s local business banking team, with a charter to grow the brand and establish CBA as a bank of choice for the local community.


Sam Wright - Treasurer

Sam is an accountant and focuses on both compliance and Business Edge work. He has been a valuable member of the Ambrosiussen team since May 2007. Sam has worked his way from completing work experience at Ambrosiussen Accountants & Advisors, to now proudly being a junior partner. Working at Ambrosiussen Accountants has provided him with a very practical view of his chosen career as an Accountant.

Sam is nearing completion of the CPA program, having already completed a dual Bachelor Degree of Business and Commerce, majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Human Resource Management and graduating with distinction. Sam is committed to the strengthening and development of small business by improving the lifestyle of clients, not just the bottom line.

Sam enjoys networking immensely and volunteering his time in community organisations like the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Toowoomba: The Education Capital and the Carnival of Flowers. On a personal level, Sam enjoys playing golf, spending time with his wife, cooking (and eating) and supporting the Brisbane Broncos.



Denise Quinn, Secretary

Denise has been Secretary for the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce Board for the past 2 years. Denise works in the Not For Profit sector in the role of Chief Operating Officer Corporate Services for Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Limited, the 2015 Heritage Bank TCOC Business of the Year. Denise specialises in training and development initiatives such as the Risk Management, Business Continuity and Quality Assurance.


Dan Dwan

Dan partnered the start of boutique real estate consultancy business Diversified Properties in Toowoomba in 2001 working in depth among a strong Office, Retail and Industrial Commercial Sales and Leasing market. Later, Dan joined the Colliers International brand with partner Markus Eames and began the Toowoomba office in 2009. Dan was previously a Detective Senior Constable within the Queensland Police Force


Gary Love

Gary Love is a Director of H Line Structures and GC Event Hire and has over 23 years experience in the event hire industry.

Hire Manager of GC Event Hire,which has contributed to Toowoomba’s business community for nearly 3 decades and employs over 30 local staff.

Gary is a passionate believer in keeping business local and advancing the local community and as such has sat on the Carnival of Flowers Advisory Committee and also the subcommittee for Toowoomba Says No To Violence.

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Carl Rallings

Carl Rallings, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities), is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions, centres and departments that comprise the Division of Students and Communities which incorporates Marketing and Student Attraction, USQ International, Student and Academic Support, the Residential Colleges, Phoenix Central, Students Support and Retention, Student Services and Social Justice and Alumni Relations.


Brent Kinnane

Brent Kinnane is the General Manager of TAFE Queensland South West (TQSW) and leads an organisation that delivers vocational education and training services within a geographical footprint extending across one third of the state of Queensland, Australia. Brent works with elected representatives, business and community leaders to grow an organisation with the primary focus of meeting and exceeding the needs of students, employers, industry and the community in the south west region.

Brent is the chair of the TAFE at School Board, tasked with reinforcing TAFE Queensland as the provider of choice for schools in Queensland. Brent is also a member of the TAFE Queensland Executive and the TAFE Queensland Academic and Product Management Authority Boards.  He also holds a board position with the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. 

Brent’s career in vocational education and training began in 2001 as the Finance Manager and then as the Corporate Services Director at The Bremer Institute of TAFE.  In the three and half years prior to his appointment as General Manager TQSW, Brent was the Principal Executive Officer at Queensland Agricultural Training College (QATC), responsible for implementing the Board’s strategies for Queensland’s agricultural training facilities. QATC is a government owned registered training organisation and statutory authority where Brent gained significant experience in an executive and leadership position. 

Brent holds a Bachelor of Business Management (Distinction) and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Director of the Board of Brothers Leagues Club, Ipswich. 



Harrison Humphries

Harrison attended Toowoomba Grammar School where he was Senior Prefect in Year 12 in 2005.  He completed a Bachelor of Laws in late 2010 and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice in early 2011 before being admitted as Lawyer in June 2011.

Harrison worked full-time as a Law Clerk and then a Solicitor at another prominent Toowoomba law firm from 2006 to June 2013 while studying. He joined Clifford Gouldson Lawyers in July 2013 and became Head of Section in December 2015.

Harrison has been active in Toowoomba’s local cricket scene since finishing school.  He is a proud member of University Cricket Club and currently serves on the Toowoomba Cricket Inc. Board.

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